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   Posted 4/30/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Larry
Just a quick not to say hi and welcome to our group at Healing Well.  I noticed you posted your first post in Angl's post a couple of nights ago. . . it was your first post.
Stay with us and let us know how your journey is going.  I'm sure one of our wonderful moderators will give you a "proper" welcome shortly.
We too joined the group following surgery and it has been a godsend to us to share in all these journeys.
Good luck to you.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
LarryFromWyoming said...
Had radical prostatectomy 3-31-08. Four days in hospital, 2 weeks catheter. I have found that walking helps to strengthen bladder control. I try to walk 2-3 miles a day. It's hard as you have a feeling you have to pee every 15 min. of so. Down to one pad per day. Looking forward to full recovery. I will be off 6 weeks as I am a heavy equipment operator.

Found cancer with a free psa test and biopsy.
psa 1.5 free psa 11
1 of 12 positive before biopsy. T1c Two lobes after biopsy. Gleason 3+3
no treatment for ED yet,
Hi Larry,
Welcome to the site where nobody wants to be a member.  But if you have to, this is the finest site I could find on the web for patient to patient interaction.  I see you just had surgery a month ago.  You sound and look like you are doing well.  We wish you the very best and hope you stay with us.  Again, welcome and be well.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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   Posted 4/30/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome LarryFromWyoming! Great to hear you are recovering well from surgery! I hope the weather is nice enough for you to walk outside in that beautiful state of yours.


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
8 weeks of radiation down!!!
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/30/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Larry,
Welcome and hope all is well. I also think that walking helps strengthen the bladder. All the best on your recovery.

Biopsy done 3/2008
Pathology report: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral (4 of 12)
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7
Clinical stage upgraded also to a T3b
Margin Clear

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   Posted 4/30/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Larry, welcome.....Hope you can stay with us and that you have a successful recovery. 

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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08  Caverject started/stopped, aching.  2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08   ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, no response- Bimix continues
Post-surgery PSA's:  3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,

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